US 10,376,414 B2
Uni-port hybrid gauge surgical apparatuses and methods
Paul R. Hallen, Collyeville, TX (US); and Walter J. Stark, III, Fort Worth, TX (US)
Assigned to Novartis AG, Basel (CH)
Filed by Novartis AG, Basel (CH)
Filed on Dec. 13, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/376,857.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/266,903, filed on Dec. 14, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2017/0165114 A1, Jun. 15, 2017
Int. Cl. A61F 9/007 (2006.01); A61B 1/313 (2006.01); A61B 3/00 (2006.01)
CPC A61F 9/00754 (2013.01) [A61B 1/313 (2013.01); A61B 3/0008 (2013.01); A61F 9/00736 (2013.01); A61F 9/00781 (2013.01)] 17 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A multi-function surgical apparatus, comprising:
a handle for grasping by a user;
an illuminator portion extending from a portion of the handle and arranged to provide illumination to a surgical region of a patient during a surgical procedure; and
a vitrectomy cutter portion extending from the handle portion and coaxially aligned with the illuminator portion, the vitrectomy cutter portion including a port for aspirating vitreous humor, the illuminator portion being disposed to illuminate the surgical region about the port;
a cannula including illumination features configured to illuminate a portion of the surgical region, the cannula being sized to receive the illuminator portion and the vitrectomy cutter portion therethrough.